Psalms 119:49-72 Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope...
As we reach Psalm 119:49-72, we clearly see that the psalmist is experiencing difficult circumstances. But what we see right along with that is how he is relying on and drawing from God's Word to get him through. Three verses caught my attention:
Verse 52: "When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord."
Verse 61: "Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law."
Verse 69: "The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts."
The psalmist even goes on to say that being afflicted was a good thing because it caused him to learn God's statutes.
When hard times come, are you drawn to God's Word? How has God's Word been a comfort to you? Is there a particular verse or passage that has helped (or is helping) you through a difficult situation? Tami
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